A Retrospect on the Attitudes to the City of the Early Americans
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- American Cities. Intellectuals. Fear of the City. Adjust to the City. Anti-Urbanism
- In American early history, the great men such as Thomas Jefferson had attitudes of “fear of the city”, that is the bias of “anti-city”. Since 1860s which was a period of “Rapid Urbanization”, the attitudes of “fear of the city” began to increasingly transfer. In the late of the 19th century, American intellectuals such as John Dewey acknowledged that the urbanization was an “inescapable” process; the attitudes to the city of the Americans gradually became a kind of spiritual motive which would promote the progressive urban reform. They revealed variant urban problems fearlessly, but their purposes were to awake the public consciousness, to educate them to “adjust” to the city, and then to reform the cities, to refresh the city politics, and to clean up the shame of the cities. This article chooses the typical American writers or intellectuals over one century in American history, to clear up their attitudes to the city, thus to explore the inherence and characters of the evolution of the attitudes to the city of the early Americans.
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TY - CONF AU - Changyun Yang PY - 2014/06 DA - 2014/06 TI - A Retrospect on the Attitudes to the City of the Early Americans BT - 2014 International Conference on Education, Management and Computing Technology (ICEMCT-14) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemct-14.2014.45 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemct-14.2014.45 ID - Yang2014/06 ER -